Emerging Platform on Youth with Psychosocial Disabilities
TCI, in partnership with Indonesian Mental Health Association (IMHA) and supported by IDA embarked on an initiative to form a youth platform for young people with psychosocial disabilities during a post GDS workshop organized in Jakarta in October, 2022. The workshop was attended by youth with psychosocial disabilities and also by experienced leaders from our membership. Young persons attending the meeting called for a platform on Youth with psychosocial disabilities. Such a platform will provide leverage to young people with psychosocial disabilities to call out their issues to the governments, and other stakeholders such as technical support organizations, cross disability organizations, and UN agencies for recognition of the issues of youth with psychosocial disabilities and their full and effective participation in the development process. TCI is inaugurating this platform to mobilize young people with psychosocial disabilities at the national level to cultivate possible advocacy opportunities to raise their voices at the national, regional and global platforms.
TCI having its presence in 40+ countries and being a global voice of people with psychosocial disabilities we envision to build a momentum for effective participation of youth with psychosocial disabilities. Through this platform, young people with psychosocial disabilities will get the opportunity to be part of the TCI family and will be supported with technical assistance and mentorship from the TCI leadership as well as national nodal members to build on a common vision for our inclusion. TCI will ensure to make its programs participatory of youth with psychosocial disabilities to advocate for inclusion within disability and development through our program instruments including fellowships, country missions and multistakeholder platforms.